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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 41 cm

    Weight: 35 gr

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-135

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 41 cm

    Weight: 35 gr

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-138

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 41 cm

    Weight: 100 gr

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-116

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 40 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-145

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 43 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-133

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 39 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-125

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Bohemian vintage glass...

    Height: 39 cm

    Bohemian vintage glass beads...

    Price €29.00
    BC0617-130

    A very fancy Bohemian glass beads necklace from the 1920’. Glass masters from Bohemia and Moravia have been producing glass beads from more than ten centuries. Of course also during the European colonial period exporting large quantities of trade beads. Very precious for locals in West Africa for its fancy colors and numerous shapes. Elegant!

     

    We use the term trade beads to refer to the European made glass beads that were used by the European merchants and explorers in the trade in Africa as from the 15th century and continued during their colonial expansion.

     

    The history of trade beads in Africa takes us then to the 15th century and the arrival of the Euro-pean, mainly the Portuguese, to the coasts of West Africa. The European discovered quite soon how much the people they met there fancied beads and saw they an opportunity for trade. Amongst the beads that captivated the African people most were glass beads since the techniques for their making had not yet been developed locally. The locals fell for the precious and colorful glass beads such as Venetian millefiori or chevron beads that the European traders had on offer and bartered them for commodities such as precious woods, ivory, gold and even used, ignomi-niously, in the slave trade. The increasing demand in Africa of European made glass beads conti-nued quite until the first half of the 20th century and it had a boosting effect in the production in cities such as Venice which glass beads became very popular and coveted.

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  • Fanciful metal old Kuchi...
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    Lenght: 30 cm

    Height: 12 cm

    Fanciful metal old Kuchi necklace.

    Price €59.00
    PK1111-589

    An eye-catching and fancy Kuchi necklace from Afghanistan. It is made of beautifully chained metal beads and glass cabochons. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pashtoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. Their jewellery has become extremely popular among those practising oriental dances and belly-dancing.

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  • Fanciful metal old Kuchi...

    Lenght: 30 cm

    Height: 12 cm

    Fanciful metal old Kuchi necklace.

    Price €85.00
    MD0514-356

    An eye-catching and fancy Kuchi necklace from Afghanistan. It is made of beautifully chained metal beads and glass cabochons. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pashtoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. Their jewellery has become extremely popular among those practising oriental dances and belly-dancing.

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  • Kuchi. Old silver and glass...

    Width: 165 mm

    Weight: 321 grs

    Kuchi. Old silver and glass...

    Price €1,250.00
    PK1111-558

    A magnificent old Kuchi silver and glass necklace. This piece is an excellet sample of jewellery from that ethnic group. It is made of silver, glass cabochons and other tiny beads. Superb patina and piece. The real thing and certainly not one of the modern version on offer nowadays. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pastoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. Early XXth century.

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  • Old Hazara silver and...

    Height: 370 mm

    Weight: 252 grs

    Old Hazara silver and enamel...

    Price €2,265.00
    PK1111-557

    A superb silver and enamel necklace from the Hazara, an ethnic minority group of persian origin that lives in central and Northeastern Afghanistan and in Northwestern Pakistan. This necklace features three flat silver plaques beautifully enameled in two different shades of blue and red with plant decoration. Sadly the technique for the making of these quality pieces has faded. The ensemble also includes nice silver beads and tiny blue, white and green glass beads which make the arrangement extremely attractive. A trip to the "Arabian Nights". The silver plaques are form the second half of the XIXth century and the arrangement more recent.

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  • Tuareg silver necklace

    Width: 6 cm

    Height: 30 cm

    Tuareg silver necklace

    Price €120.00
    MA0220-265

    Great Tuareg silver pendant engraved with typical motifs of this ethnic group. Old silver and onix beads .  An elegant necklace.

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  • Tuareg silver necklace

    Width: 6 cm

    Height: 30 cm

    Tuareg silver necklace

    Price €120.00
    MA0220-264

    Great Tuareg silver pendant engraved with typical motifs of this ethnic group. Old silver and onix beads .  An elegant necklace.

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  • Shashat. Tuareg silver...
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    Lenght: 42 cm

    Shashat. Tuareg silver necklace.

    Price €49.00
    MA1018-798

    A great Tuareg necklace or -shashat- made of glass beads and silver pendants showing a lovely engraved decoration. This type of necklace is offered by the Tuareg men to his bride as an engagement present. Its name derives from the name of the pendants themselves (-chachat-, pronounced -shashat-). These pendants are a clear feminine symbol and the present itself a vow for fertility and abundance.

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  • Shashat. Tuareg silver...
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    Lenght: 46 cm

    Shashat. Tuareg silver necklace.

    Price €49.00
    MA1018-792

    A great Tuareg necklace or -shashat- made of glass beads and silver pendants showing a lovely engraved decoration. This type of necklace is offered by the Tuareg men to his bride as an engagement present. Its name derives from the name of the pendants themselves (-chachat-, pronounced -shashat-). These pendants are a clear feminine symbol and the present itself a vow for fertility and abundance.

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  • Collar pectoral cuentas

    Width: 15 cm

    Height: 23 cm

    Collar pectoral cuentas

    Price €59.00
    MA0611-561

    There are not many examples of beadwork weaving among the Berbers, this labor is much more frequent in sub-Saharan Africa. This beautiful pectoral necklace comes from the Taza region in the Moroccan Middle Atlas.

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  • African glass beads necklace.
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    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 24 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €38.00
    BC0318-617

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African glass beads necklace.
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    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 24 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €38.00
    BC0318-616

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African glass beads necklace.
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    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 24 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €38.00
    BC0318-615

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-600

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-607

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-602

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-601

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-609

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-608

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-613

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass discs necklace.

    Height: 29 cm

    Diameter: 12 mm

    African glass discs necklace.

    Price €29.00
    BC0318-610

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- discs from Ghana. 

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  • African glass beads necklace.

    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 9 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €25.00
    BC0318-588

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African glass beads necklace.

    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 9 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €25.00
    BC0318-587

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African glass beads necklace.

    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 9 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €25.00
    BC0318-582

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African glass beads necklace.

    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 9 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €25.00
    BC0318-570

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African glass beads necklace.

    Height: 30 mm

    Diameter: 9 mm

    African glass beads necklace.

    Price €25.00
    BC0318-569

    A lovely necklace made of old recycled -pâte de verre- beads from Ghana. 

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  • African recicled glass...

    Height: 30 cm

    Diameter: 9 mm

    African recicled glass beads...

    Price €25.00
    BC0318-567

    A lovely necklace made of recycled glass beads -pâte de verre- from Ghana. 

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  • Strand antique Nila beads...
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    Lenght: 34 cm

    Weight: 57 grs

    Strand antique Nila beads (Dardig)

    Price €75.00
    MD0315-772

    A beautiful strand of a superb combination of antique Islamic Nila glass beads sourced in Mali. The size of these beads is somewhat larger than usual and are locally know as “Dardig”. Nila beads are small monochrome Islamic glass beads than can be found in colors ranging mostly from blue, green and white to yellow were quite widespread in West Africa. They are also referred to as Indo-Pacific or Trade Winds beads in reference to the winds that for centuries were used by the merchant ships bringing them from India. Large quantities of these small and charming beads have been found in archaeological sities along the river banks of the Niger river in Mali where sometimes not only beads but also hollow canes have been found to produce them locally. The word Nila would come from the Sanskrit term for indigo.

    When referring to Islamic beads we follow bead expert Robert K. Liu’s description in Ornament Magazine: “The term Islamic Period Glass Beads is used, similarly to Roman Period Beads, to classify groups of ornaments from specific geographic areas and time periods, with recognizable characteristics including patterns and techniques. In the case of Islamic glass beads we know they originated in the Middle East and flourished mostly between the seventh and twelfth centuries. Their designs display a wide mix of techniques and styles: millefiori/mosaic (including pierced mosaic pad beads), trailed, filigreed, combed, fused rods, segmented/blown, folded (an Islamic innovation, Holland and Holland 2006) and those derived from amulet shapes, like charmcase beads with loops.” Islamic glass beads travelled from their sources of production in the Middle and Near East together with the expansion of Islam to North Africa, Southern Europe (Spain), India and the Far East and they reached areas well beyond Islam’s actual limits of expansion such as Northern Europe. They also flowed into Sub-Saharan Africa, where they were valued and cherished for centuries in the Malian ancient kingdoms as a symbol of status and played an important role in the communities’ rites and ceremonies such a burials, initiation or dowries.

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  • Mauritanian silver beads...

    Lenght: 33 cm

    Weight: 36,5 gr

    Diameter: 5 - 7 mm

    Units: 102

    Mauritanian silver beads...

    Price €270.00
    BC0417-048

    A Very original set of one hundred and two vintage gilding bath silver beads from the skillful hands of a Mauritanian artisan. Uniques!

     

    Avarage diametre between 5 and 7mm

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  • Mauritanian silver beads...

    Lenght: 20 cm

    Weight: 32 gr

    Mauritanian silver beads...

    Price €350.00
    BC0417-043

    Superb gilding bath silver beads necklace. It features the characteristic and intricate granulated and filigree decoration of the Mauritanian goldsmiths. Second half of the 20th century.

     

    Central bead measures 17mm in diameter and the smallest 7mm.

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